Frame Rate 107
Topic: Roku/Time Warner cable deal, Al-Jazeera acquire Current TV, Hulu CEO departure announcement, Netflix inks US Warner Bros, Sony internet TV service, and more
Recorded: January 7 2013
Frame Rate 107:
The Big Story
- Roku strikes Time Warner Cable deal, wants to be your next cable box
- Roku's streaming ecosystem grows with new channels from Fox, PBS, Vevo, and more
Another Big Story
- Al-Jazeera to Buy Current TV
- Why Did the Web Miss Out on Al Jazeera?
- Bad news for cord cutters: Al Jazeera America won’t be live streamed online
- In the wake of Al Jazeera, The Young Turks declares its Current independence
Yet Another Big Story
- Netflix inks US Warner Bros. deal for exclusive online rights to 2012-13 drama series
- HBO Inks Exclusive, 10-Year Deal With Universal To Keep Content Out Of Netflix’s Hands
- Amazon Prime Instant Video adds A&E, History, and Lifetime after Netflix's deal falls through
- Sony May Want to Launch an Internet TV Service
- Netgear enters the Google TV set-top box market with the NeoTV Prime
- ASUS Qube announced at CES: Google TV arrives with on-screen cube interface
- Voxx combining broadcast TV with Roku in Q4 2013, working with RCA and Terk
- Intel confirms partnership with Comcast, brings Xfinity TV viewing to Intel-based devices
- Boxee teams up with Sigma to bring its cloud-based streaming and DVR services to smart TVs
- Panasonic, IBM, ABOX42 and others join LG and Toshiba’s Smart TV Alliance to solve fragmentation
- Hawaii Five-0' plot to be determined by Twitter vote
- Disney's 'Wreck-It Ralph' to debut as a digital download ahead of Blu-ray and DVD release
- Steve Jobs biopic jOBS gets U.S. distribution deal and April 2013 release
- Long-lost film by 'Star Wars' art director could be offered for download
What We're Watching
- Brian Brushwood: Doctor Who, Friday Night Lights, Arrested Development, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret
- Tom Merritt: Doctor Who, Lincoln and Les Miserables, Top Chef
Hey guys love the show! I noticed watching Netflix today that there were preroll ads for house of cards before the show I was watching started. I thought it might be interesting topic of conversation on Frame Rate."
I've got one of those little ethical/moral/legal situations for you:
I've been using Amazon's DVD trade-in service to clear out my massive collection of unwatched movies for a small pittance of store credit. In the rare occasion when I have ripped a copy to my computer, I will even delete the ripped copy because I no longer own that product. Simple enough, and no shadiness grey area there.
But now I'm modernizing. I often buy Blu-Ray discs with included iTunes and/or UltraViolet copies. Is it ethical/moral/legal to keep a digital copy and re-sell the physical media?
Even if I no longer want the movie and delete the copy on my hard drive, it is still authorized to my iTunes account and I always have access to re-download and watch it. Likewise, I believe, with UV. I'm not intentionally trying to game the system by keeping a copy after transferring ownership of the physical media. And the redemption code can't be re-redeemed by anybody else, so it's not like we're defrauding the production company by claiming it multiple times in multiple households.
In some purchases, I pay more for the version with a digital copy than I would have for disc only. So in that case, I feel slightly justified in keeping the digital copy. But that doesn't always happen and is becoming less common as the bundled digital copies become the norm.
At this point, I've kept them all but my shelves are getting stuffed again. Am I stuck with these discs for the perpetuity of my existence? Can I (ideally) sell the discs and throw away the redemption codes since they no longer have any real use or value? Should I sell the discs and keep the little slips of paper with the redemption codes as a proof of ownership?
Thanks! Love the show < >
Being someone that has not gotten on the Breaking Bad train I feel that Seth Macfarlane hit the nail on the head last night on Family Guy. Family Guy Breaking Bad (and The Wire) I'm waiting for it to end so i can do one large meth induced binge of the show.
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